Definition of chaffinch noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

chaffinch

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈtʃæfɪntʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃæfɪntʃ//
 
Birds
 
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a small European bird of the finch family See related entries: Birds Word Origin Old English ceaffinc ‘chaff finch’ (because it forages around barns, picking seeds out of the chaff).